Left to Right: Ms Irene John, Mayor of Roseau; Mr Joseph Isaac, Minister for Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal; and Mr Yoshinori Yakabe, Counsellor – Embassy of Japan
The Dominica Association of Local Community Authorities (DALCA) in collaboration with the Japanese Embassy held a project signing ceremony on Wednesday 19th December, 2018.
The Emergency Shelter Rehabilitation project marks the second project implemented by the support and partnership of the Japanese Embassy. Four emergency shelters will be built across Dominica as part of the initiative.
The purpose of this project is to ensure climate adaptiveness in four of the most vulnerable communities in Dominica, namely: Fond Cole, Tarish Pit, Petite Soufriere and Soufriere.
These communities were chosen based on observations made in various areas in Dominica by DAlCA representatives along side a Counsellor from the Japan Embassy Mr. Yoshinori Yakabe where it was determined that the selected communities were most vulnerable.
To date, the Japanese Embassy has donated $184,000, towards the project.
According to DALCA Chairman, Mr Yoland John Jules, the project is expected to commence in the beginning of the new year.